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DNA Patterns Can Unlock How Glucose Metabolism Drives Cancer, Study Finds


Less aggressive cancers are known to have an intact genome—the complete set of genes in a cell—while the genome of more aggressive cancers tends to have a great deal of abnormalities. Now, a new multi-year study of DNA patterns in tumor cells...
14-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Only a Limited HIV Subset Moves From Mother to Child, Study Shows

FINDINGS In the transmission of HIV-1 from mother to child only a subset of a mother’s viruses infects their infants either in utero or via breastfeeding, and the viruses that are transmitted depend on whether transmission occurs during pregnancy...
14-Feb-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Canine Cupids Bring Valentine Cheer to Hospitalized Patients


A team of pettable cupids made a special delivery to hospitalized patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, on Valentine’s Day, bearing a love-and-kisses message that's sure to stay with the children and...
14-Feb-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Give Your Heart a Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift


While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the...
8-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Why Some Cancers May Not Respond to Immunotherapy


UCLA scientists have discovered that people with cancers containing genetic mutations JAK1 or JAK2, which are known to prevent tumors from recognizing or receiving signals from T cells to stop growing, will have little or no benefit from the...
6-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Tuberculosis Therapy Could Be More Potent Than Current Treatments


Researchers have devised a potential drug regimen for tuberculosis that could cut the treatment time by up to 75 percent, while simultaneously reducing the risk that patients could develop drug-resistant TB.
24-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average...
19-Jan-2017 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Donors of Many Colors Pool Precious Resource to Save Woman’s Life


Last year, Shirley Polk’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life. Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed...
17-Jan-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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It Isn’t Too Late to Get a Flu Shot


10-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST

A Spot Check on Measles [VIDEO]

Dr. Dennis Woo of UCLA Health explains the health concerns around this highly-contagious disease -- and what we should do about it.
3-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST

Peak of Flu Season Starts This Month – Are You Ready? [Video]

In a season of a serious flu, UCLA's Dr. Dennis Woo explains why it's not too late to get the vaccine.
3-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST

Older Adults Need as Much Sleep as College Students


2-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST

UCLA Dietitian Talks Solving the Over-Consumption of Sugary Drinks in the U.S.


26-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST

As Thyroid Cancer Rates Rise, Focus on Detection - UCLA Health Advisory


Thyroid cancer typically affects more women than men and can be difficult to diagnose.
17-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST

Transplant Milestone - UCLA Health News Advisory


Going strong 50 years after receiving donor kidney transplants
17-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST

Lonely Hearts and Your Health - UCLA Health Advisory


Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
13-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST

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